A428 at St Neots faces four weeks of overnight closures

A428 overnight closures planned

A428 overnight closures planned - Credit: Archant

CONTRACTORS set to spend four weeks patching the A428 overnight between Little Barford and Cambourne have promised to maintain access for people living along the route.

Work to repair damaged sections of road surface and to renew road markings will start on May 9, will be done in stages and will involve the road being closed.

Long-distance traffic will be diverted via the A1 and A14 to and from the Girton interchange, near Cambridge, during the work, which will be carried out between 8pm and 6am on weekdays only.

The Highways Agency’s contractors, Carillion, will be working on the section between the Tesco roundabout at Little Barford Road and the Tithe Farm junction with Cambridge Road, St Neots, near the Love’s Farm development, from May 9 to 16.

They will work on the next section, from Tithe Farm to Eltisley, from May 17 to 28, working eastwards to the Caxton Gibbet junction on May 29 and 30.

Repairs to and re-marking of the westbound carriageway between Cambourne and Caxton will follow between May 31 and June 3, with the eastbound carriageway work completing the scheme on June 4-6. Work on those two sections will include the entry slip roads at Cambourne.

A spokesman for Carillion said: “Gatemen will be positioned in strategic areas and access will be maintained for residents within the closures and emergency services, although we do ask that the site speed limit be adhered to while travelling through the closures.

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“We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum and complete the repair work as quickly as possible, but delays are expected and you should allow extra time for your journeys or seek alternative routes.”